News for those who live, work and play in the Santiam Canyon

Wildfire risk grant deadline fast approaching

The $18 million grant fund, Community Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant, offered by the Oregon State Fire Marshal closes to applications Jan. 31. 

The Community Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program is open to local governments, including special districts, structural fire service agencies, and non-governmental organizations. 

Eligible applicants can apply for wildfire risk reduction projects, equipment, and staff to support local efforts. 

The funds will enable local organizations to create and/or support existing programs that reduce wildfire risk. 

To learn more about the Community Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant and to apply, visit www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/OSFM-Grants.aspx. 

Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 31. All the related grant documents can be found on OSFM’s grants website at https://www.oregon.gov/osfm/wildfire/pages/investments-for-oregon.aspx?utm_source=OSFM&utm_medium=egov_redirect&utm_campaign=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.oregon.gov%2Fosp%2Fprograms%2Fsfm%2Fpages%2Fosfm-grants.aspx.

OSFM hosted two informational grant clinics, and potential applicants did not need to attend the clinics to be eligible to apply. Both webinars were recorded and can be watched here: https://www.oregon.gov/osfm/wildfire/pages/investments-for-oregon.aspx?utm_source=OSFM&utm_medium=egov_redirect&utm_campaign=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.oregon.gov%2Fosp%2Fprograms%2Fsfm%2Fpages%2Fosfm-grants.aspx. 

This is an exciting opportunity. The state legislature allocated this funding through Senate Bill 762 to support communities in reducing their wildfire risk. If you have any questions, the OSFM encourages you to reach out to its office.

About Fire Adapted Oregon

Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Fire Adapted Oregon initiative was created to help prepare communities for wildfire and reduce its impacts. Fire Adapted Oregon offers education and training to empower communities to protect themselves and their property from wildfire.

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